Find Child Care in B.C.
Find Child Care with the Child Care Referral Service, check to see if your provider participates in the fee reduction initiative, access additional early years supports or use the Child Care Map to search licensed providers in your community.
Child Care Referral Service
Find child care for children aged infant to 12 years.
Fill out the online referral form and your local Child Care Resource and Referral centre will contact connect you with the available list of child care options in your community.
Fee Reduction Initiative
The Child Care Fee Reduction Initiative lowers the cost of child care for families. Parents do not need to apply.
Inclusive Child Care
Services are available to children with extra support needs to allow them to participate in fully inclusive child care settings.
Child Care Map
Find licensed child care facilities in your community.
- Distance from your home address
- Program type (under 36 months to age 12)
- Hours of operation (weekday, weekend, overnight, early morning, late night)
- Services offered (meals, additional languages, special needs, Indigenous programming)
Why are some facilities not on the child care map?
If you did not find the child care facility you were looking for it may be because the facility:
- does not receive the Child Care Operating Funding through the Ministry of Children & Family Development. Check health authority inspection websites for more licensed child care facilities;
- is a Universal Child Care Prototype Site;
- may not be required to be licensed (only 1 or 2 children receiving care - i.e. Registered Licence-Not-Required with the CCRR);
- may be operating as an exempted program: see Child Care Licensing Regulation Section 3 (i.e school age summer/day camp, Strong Start ), or
- may be operating in contravention of the Community Care and Assisted Living Act because they are operating without a licence, when one is required. These services are not regulated or monitored and may pose a risk to the health and safety of children. Click here to search.